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The Great Outdoors Challenge 2019

The Great Outdoors Challenge 2019

The Great Outdoor Challenge celebrated its 40th anniversary in 2019. It was conceived by Hamish Brown as a self-supported backpacking crossing of Scotland. Roger Smith was the editor of the TGO Magazine and he supported the idea when Hamish approached him. There are no categories or prizes. Everyone gets the same T-shirt, thanks to Berghaus …

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SGT Errol Barrow RAF Navigator, 31 OTU RAF Debert, Nova Scotia, Canada – 7 April 1944

F/O Errol Barrow RAF Navigator World War II & Prime Minister of Barbados

Errol Barrow led Barbados to Independence on 30th November 1966 and served as Barbados’ first and fourth Prime Minister.  This is the story of Errol Walton Barrow (21st January 1920 – 1st June 1987) and his time as a Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve (RAFVR) from 1940 to 1947. Very little is written about Errol …

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Loch Duich Scotland - 2017

A short walk through Knoydart, Kinloch Hourn, River Croe and Glen Affric in Scotland.

When the TGO Magazine published the entry forms for the TGO 2017  I was planning another hike and did not enter. When this was delayed by 6 months I was left with 2 weeks in May free. Scotland is one of my favourite hiking destinations so I  returned for a short walk. The plan was …

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